Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Humanity Is At The Fork In The Road In America

November 19, 2018 by  
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Humanity Is At The Fork In The Road In America BY LOUIE OVERSTREET This column will be published before the results of the November election are known. However, I am of the opinion that these results will likely reflect which fork in the road Americans will travel in the future. Will we take the road of a more humane and just society that leads to progressive outcomes, […]

PEACE: Submit to love

November 19, 2018 by  
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  “I walk in love. I talk in love, and I submit my life to love.” Yes, these oaths of love are filling holes in our lives. Sometimes, chaos seems to be so far away until it comes knocking on your door. The practice of love is something we must discipline our minds to submit to. It is so easy to join […]

Black Students Matter

November 19, 2018 by  
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The Anderson Academy of Mathematics and Science is creating a legacy in Las Vegas. Once labeled as home to one of America’s worst public school systems, Las Vegas has had its share of trials in the area of education. And there is ongoing frustration over educational disparities between black and white children in Clark County. Operated by the husband-and-wife […]

‘Business is a marathon, not a sprint’

November 19, 2018 by  
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‘Business is a marathon, not a sprint’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | BYRON ALLEN Byron Allen became a household name on NBC’s hit series “Real People,” a 1980s forerunner to the reality show phenomenon that has redefined how Americans watch television. Today, as one of the nation’s top media moguls, Allen is making history of a different kind: his $300 million purchase of The […]

PHOTOS OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2018

November 4, 2018 by  
Filed under Highlights, Photos

PHOTOS OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2018

Under the Glittering Lights

Women making an impact The non-profit organization Parent Citywide recently presented some outstanding women with the Impactful Women Award. The awards gala took place at Arizona Charlie’s Casino & Hotel, with one objective: to honor Las Vegas women in the areas of education, community service, politics, economic development, and entertainment/media. Parent Citywide’s mission includes “[enhancing] the educational, cultural and social wholeness of African American children and all […]

Calling All Visionaries: RTC Wants to Hear From You about the Future of Transportation

November 4, 2018 by  
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The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is “calling all visionaries” and inviting all Southern Nevadans to help shape On Board, the future transit plan for the Las Vegas valley. With the help of extensive community input, the RTC is identifying how improvements to the current bus system, new high-capacity transit services and emerging transit technologies can improve mobility. A quick survey focused […]

‘The black community has an equal right to recover’

November 4, 2018 by  
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Norris Scott examines how a legacy of discrimination leaves too many African- Americans without the resources to defeat addiction. I grew up in the early 1960s, a period of heavy segregation. I did not have the same privileges as a white child. As I matured, I saw the barriers. I saw how my teachers lacked the cultural competency to manage […]

50 Shades Of Black: A Fictitious Exotic Journey For “The Best Part”

November 4, 2018 by  
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Love at First Bite The morning dew was fresh on the leaves, and Zena was still asleep. She keeps the window open to capture the fresh air, and a cool and satisfying breeze meets the opening of her eyelids. She reaches for the alarm clock and realizes immediately — she’s late for her first day on the new job. “Oh, […]

HEALTHIER YOU: What is a mammogram?

November 4, 2018 by  
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What is a mammogram? BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast that is used by doctors to look for early signs of breast cancer. It is performed at an imaging center, where you stand in front of a special X-ray machine and a technologist places your breast on a clear plastic plate. Another plate firmly presses your breast from […]